Two points she made that really impacted me in a good and healing way!
"Life really is full of joy when you know where to look. You deserve all the joy in life that you can stand. "I love that statement! Especially that I deserve all the joy in life that I can stand! I never thought about it that way before. I want to remember that! I want to look for the joy.
For years I thought I did not deserve to be happy. So when I feel joy, I almost do not know what to do with it.
Patricia also wrote about my blues and the many reasons I had for grieving. Here is the other point I want to remember:
"Grieving is ok and even necessary so don't struggle so with it. Like joy, just let grieving happen when it needs to. It is all part of the journey."Letting grief happen when it needs to. I do not do that well. But it makes sense to not fight it. Just feel the feelings. Let the tears fall. If I don't let myself just feel the sadness, I will hold onto it and keep it all inside me. That can't be good for me.
I have to feel the feelings and not hold stuff in all the time. Feel them and let them go.
I am passing this all on because it helped me and I hope it helps you. I thought you might benefit from Patricia's wise advice. Be sure and check out her blog!